2013 Tata Nano Diesel, spied yet again, with new front and rear bumper design: ICB Exclusive


Tata Motors continues to test the Nano Diesel in and around Pune, day in and day out. Our roving eye in the sky, EarthFusion, managed to snag a couple of more images of the Nano diesel, this time clearly showing changes in the front and the rear bumper design. This bumper design could also be seen on the upcoming variants of the Nano petrol as well. Both the bumpers of the Nano now feature a honeycomb mesh design which could act as the air dam up front and allow for better cooling at the rear. Tata Motors has been working on ways to cool the Nano’s engine better and this latest move could be one such measure in this regard.

2013 Tata Nano Diesel Spyshot

2013 Tata Nano Diesel Spyshot

The test mule of the Nano diesel also showcases the key hole for the open-able hatch that the Nano will feature in its next iteration or facelift. So, Tata Motors definitely seems to be taking buyer feedback very seriously, as the Nano with a conventional hatchback design will definitely appeal more to buyers as that would bring this unconventional small car a step closer to convention. The positioning of the fog lamps up front also see a change with the new front bumper design. This apart, the Nano’s exhaust will also be routed differently in the future editions of the world’s least expensive car.

2013 Tata Nano Diesel Spyshot

2013 Tata Nano Diesel Spyshot

The Nano Diesel is expected to be launched sometime in 2013, with a twin cylinder common rail, turbo diesel engine displacing about 700cc. This engine is said to have been derived from the Tata Indica’s 1,405cc, four cylinder unit, but chopped down in ize to power the Nano. Fuel economy could be the biggest selling point of the Tata Nano, with figures in excess of 40 Kmpl, being touted for the car by folks closely associate with the Nano Diesel project. If that figure is indeed achieved, the Nano Diesel will become one of the most fuel efficient cars in the world this side of the hybrids.

Tata Nano Diesel Front End Render

A speculative render of the 2013 Tata Nano Diesel's Front End design, and this was how accurate our render was, months ago

The Tata Nano Diesel will also be instrumental in Tata Motors achieving break even at the Sanand factory in Gujarat, which needs to run at atleast 60% of its installed capacity of 250,000 units in order to ensure that the Nano isn’t a loss making proposition for Tata. Sales of the Nano are expected to get a boost in the coming months as Tata plans to launch a CNG-Petrol bi-fuel version of the 2012 Nano, which is expected to cost marginally more than the petrol variant, while offering the economy of a diesel engined Nano.

2013 Tata Nano Diesel Small Car Render

2013 Tata Nano Diesel Small Car Render

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  1. masum

    May 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    is there a tail door in the new nano diesel?? it is not in the image..

  2. Donald

    September 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I am intrested plz. give me details

  3. ashish khanna

    October 27, 2012 at 12:12 am

    dear sir so good launch the tata nano diesul this car very soon launch i have booking the car

  4. Kanubha Jadeja

    January 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Advise me details I am interested

  5. a.v.muruganandam

    February 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    sir i am very much intrested in nano diesel please tell me when will i get a car…

  6. DrCCSahu

    February 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    The future of Nano diesel is very bright.My suggetion is to add power steearing.I am tempeted to purcase one ,once it is made available .Please male.

  7. M.L. NAMDEO

    March 1, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    1- to use bigger size silancer , exhaust pipe should go up to front side , turn back
    fit silancer of recommended size to make engine vibrationless , as well sound less
    2- for smal height people height of body to be reduce as per maruti 800 making a variant
    3- one variant can be 2 doors , useful for college boys , agents field people , office use
    having 400 cc engine , average mating with scooter

  8. uddhav

    April 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    i am intrested in desel car/ cng car plz provide me price list
    as early as possible
    i want book it now ….

  9. abhi

    July 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Desil cars frent bumpr was so nice its osowm look when its lunch benglur city i have petrol nano i want to change to desil nano

  10. pardeep kumar

    July 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm


  11. sanjiv dwivedi

    September 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    new tata nano diesel willbe just like ace you can carry your family and your goods too.


    October 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    i want to buy it .iwant to know price of diesel nano


    August 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    my dream car at lease comes !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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